You are full of brilliance BG, the reason so many people complain about battery life on this phone is because it is very bad, that's why. It is so bad in fact that T-Mobile has stopped selling the phone due to the losses it has incurred from people returning the phone, also Consumer Reports suggest that it is "very prone to repairs". I and numerous others will attest to that. Maybe your phone's battery has lasted so long because no one calls you and you have no one to call or send texts to. Maybe if you had some friends or actual people calling you, you would see that this phone falls way short of the 8 hour talk time Motorola originally boasted about this phone. In essence it was a complete fabrication on Motorola's part.
I suggest anyone who wants to purchase this phone in any incarnation purchase it from your countries authorized Motorola reseller or Motorola itself. Most likely you will have problems with this phone that will require service.
im planning of asking my parents on buying this phone for me. i've read many good comments about the phone and i think that this phone is really great. the most important thing for me when choosing a phone is if it has a good music quality. even if this phone is does not support 3g, it doesnt matter anyway. as long as i can use it for texting, calls and the camera makes good pictures. i just hope that this phone is cheaper now so that my parents can afford it. i dont want to buy expensive phones. im excited. ive searched for many phones and cant decide what to choose because moto really make good phones. keep it up!
i dont know why so many people complain about the battery life ?? its been 24 hours and it stays 100% , maybe you dont know that the first charge is the most important ..
Amanda, 19 Nov 2008Yeah well same here ,,, u bought mine off ebay . second hand but like brand new , and yeah i ... moreyou simply open the phone, activate the camera and then close the flip. it should then happily activate the front camera should immeadiately activate.
My V8 luxury edition is finally on it's last leg. The speaker has finally started to go, and I am forced to use the bluetooth headset as it is uncomfortable to use the handset with all the cracking and popping I hear. It has been an awful year using this phone, I would say a nightmare. The only positive thing is that Guns N Roses finally will be releasing Chinese Democracy on the 23rd!!!! Oh, sorry this is a Motorola V8 forum:)
Have been Using this Mobile for a few Days, Most of the Fetures are Just Novelty, i.e. Touch Sceen, Talking Menu, But Apart from this its a Nice Slick Mobile, Great Looks, Feels Well Built,Nice Big Front Screen. Hav'nt Had any Software Problems yet, But I Really Like This Phone.
meeia, 19 Nov 2008hi there. i have v8 and e8 yeah, v8's battery drains very fast09182769725
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2008semicon may be authorized by motorola to service their units but it is definitely not a motoro... morehi i agree with what i had just read from you nokia are really slow movers plus they keep copying faces of motorola cellphones more there n76 copied face of v3 and v3i and nokia n82 copied face ofse k810i a half and they also copy faces of other brand of cellphones and yeah v8 is good its very good looking and it has class i have k810i and that k810i is good in picture editting i also have e8 and its very unique
wripcurl, 18 Nov 2008i have a problem with my new v8..i just bought it yesterday but the battery drains fast..the ... moreYeah well same here ,,, u bought mine off ebay . second hand but like brand new , and yeah i am getting te same problem , the phone has also frozen where i have had to remove the battery and put it back in to get it going again : )
jimjay, 16 Nov 2008Yep, I'm having the same problem with logging onto Facebook. I'm with orange and up until abou... moreAnd the really annoying thing is that is only happens on this phone, if i put my sim into another orange phone i actually manage to log onto it. Grrr. Especially as im getting facebook for free as part of my monthly reward.
i have a problem with my new v8..i just bought it yesterday but the battery drains fast..the sales lady told me that the life span of the batt of a v8 is only 6-8 hours..is that true?plz help me..tnx guys
Anonymous, 30 Oct 2008I would like to suggest to those who are planning to buy Motorola in the Philippines to think ... moreP.S. if Semicon is the only reason not to get a motorola then it follows that nobody should buy nokia, ericsson, samsung and whatever cellphone brands they have been authorized to repair ...
Anonymous, 30 Oct 2008I would like to suggest to those who are planning to buy Motorola in the Philippines to think ... moresemicon may be authorized by motorola to service their units but it is definitely not a motorola service center. i've brought my other cellphones to them for repair (nokia and se) and, unfortunately, they really are slow movers.
i've had a motorola ever since they released the very first RZR. glad to say i haven't had any problems with any of the RZRs i used even those that i had for more than a year. i now have the V8 and am happy with it, as usual!
i wish to know how to use the front camera...what buttons should i press?:)
*HaWk*STYLE*, 15 Nov 2008V8 has many functions but there r few disadvantages too! But its not a big issue. The main dis... moreReally good & fair comment there. I owned a V8 before, my first Linux OS phone and was hooked with it. Even though I'm using E8 now, the V8 has two good points I missed today, the elegant thin flip design and the voice quality is better than E8 eventhough both have Crystal Talk.
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2008Is anyone else that has this phone on orange in the uk having a problem using this phone to lo... moreYep, I'm having the same problem with logging onto Facebook. I'm with orange and up until about three months ago i was able to log into Facebook, but now I can't anymore. I've spoken to Orange and they said its a problem on Facebook's side.
I've sent numerous e-mails to Facebook and they say they are aware of this problem. however they have not sorted it out!
H73, 12 Nov 2008Thanks a lot my friend, I checked my phone it was a V9 not V8 I think the salesman put the V9 ... moreV8 has many functions but there r few disadvantages too! But its not a big issue. The main disadv's r:
1) No FM support
2) No Card slot
2) No 3G
However, V9 supports 3G tech & external Memory Card, but does not support FM.
And since there's no further need of memory than 2GB for some peoples, V8 is better. Also, 3G is not a big-hit in many places around the World, coz EDGE have it all. And for the FM, it's not of much importance for those who like to listen there own stored MP3 tracks.(Like me)
So overall,V8 is much better than V9 in all respects..!!